TWO NEW LEVEL CROSSINGS & STATION IN MELBOURNE
Level crossing works are ramping up in Melbourne’s southeast, commencing with the removal of two major level crossings on the Frankston Line and building a new Glenhuntly Station.
Over four days, construction crews will do extensive ground works in preparation for digging a 1km trench next year. This will see the rail line lowered under Neerim Road and Glen Huntly Road – removing the two dangerous and congested level crossings.
Since 2016, there have been twelve near-accidents at the Glen Huntly Road level crossing, with ten involving pedestrians.
The Glen Huntly Road level crossing is used by both trams and vehicles and is one of the city’s most dangerous. The manually operated crossing requires more than 200 trains passing through each day to travel at very slow speeds – causing huge delays.
The works also include a new walking and cycling path between Ormond and Caulfield, and a pocket park on 700 square metres next to the rail line off Neerim Road.
Author: Ciaran O’Mahoney